Saturday, September 01, 2012

No Plans, But Plenty to Do

I don't have any plans this weekend, but my 'to do' list is overflowing. My focus on writing for the past couple of weeks has deterred me from my other creative projects, and now they are crying out for attention. As well, my studio is in complete disarray. So, I am writing this blog in an effort to gather my thoughts and put my tasks in som semblance of order.

The first task is to clean and organize the studio. It always amazes me that when I am working on a project everything seems to end up out of the cupboards and onto the workstation even if I don’t use it. Everything meaning paint, paper, tools, pencils, sand paper, rulers all spread out in a menagerie. As I look at the mess now, I wonder what I was thinking when I pulled all these things out as I have only used a few items for the project at hand.

As an excuse for the studio’s disorder, I do have three projects going on all at once. However, this is not my usual way. My second task is to choose a one project to complete this week and line the others up accordingly. Usually I finish one project before beginning another, but as I worked on one, another came to mind, and then another. Now I have a table waiting with its paint design half finished, a quilt design waiting for paper, and a chair in need of sanding. I’ve decided to approach each of these projects and complete one before starting another. This is my usual plan of attack. I rarely approach a new project before finishing the current one at hand.  I think I was too excited about all I had waiting in the wings and my ideas went into overdrive.  I can only surmise that my mind was in as much turmoil as my studio is now.
The third task on the ‘to do’ list focuses on writing. I had a great poem in the works the other day when my computer froze and I lost it. Of course, this was my fault for not saving while writing. I have jotted down all I can remember but I haven’t yet been able to get the same feel from it as I had before. Yet, who knows, when I finally finish it might turn out better than the original. I also completed a couple of stories this week that I want to get on a timeline and maybe flesh out another story, but that might have to wait until the coming week as I still have some research to sort through and organize.

So, while I have no plans I have plenty to do. Now it’s just a matter of moving away from my computer and begin the tasks at hand.

I wish you all a safe and wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping by. ~Yvonne

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